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British English to US English, an informal rundown
Thread poster: Melzie
Melzie
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Jul 11, 2007

Surfing around, as one does, I found this

http://english2american.com/dictionary/wholelot.html

fun AND informative


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liz askew  Identity Verified
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British English versus Am English Jul 11, 2007

This makes great reading and reminds me of my roots!

Thanks for making me smile and enjoy some humour!


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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How about the other way round? Jul 11, 2007

This is very interesting, useful and amusing, but as a UK English speaker myself, something similar the other way round, listing US English words and giving UK English equivalents, would be even more useful. Does anyone know of one? I've tried Googling for one, but they all seem to be UK to US.

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Terry Gilman  Identity Verified
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Hi Jack, You might find these pages at Answer.com interesting Jul 11, 2007

Here's the link

http://www.answers.com/topic/american-and-british-english-differences

Best wishes,
Terry


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Dr. Jason Faulkner  Identity Verified
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Bob's your uncle! Jul 11, 2007

Here you go, Jack.

http://www.english-zone.com/vocab/ae-be.html


http://www.peak.org/~jeremy/dictionary/dictionary/dictionary.php

SaludoZ!


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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Jul 11, 2007

Thanks for your help, Terry and Jason.

Jason, I shouldn't rely too much on the first of the two you gave me, I hardly recognised (recognized) my own language from it!


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Jeremy's dictionary Jul 11, 2007



I second the vote on that one. I've enjoyed Jeremy's web site for years.


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